Hackers receive so much attention; you would think that they are solely responsible for every network security breach. The truth of the matter is that negligence is a culprit causing most damage to company networks. We list four of the most common IT security oversights that can lead to major damages to your business network.
Some really nice apps are included with Smartphones. In fact, many of the most useful applications come pre-installed on the device. As you’ve likely discovered, not all apps are worth your time and effort. “Bloatware” is the common name for these unwanted applications and these apps can impede the device’s ability to perform to your expectations.
Many businesses consider a wholesale switch to the cloud for their business data storage needs and assume their data will be safe and sound. This is only somewhat true. While the cloud may offer an effective way to store your data, it is still susceptible to freak accidents.
As Windows 10 is emerging on the scene, one would think that businesses and users would be clamoring for Microsoft’s OS, Windows 8.1. This has just not been the case. Windows 7, however, has been growing more popular while Windows 8 and 8.1’s sales have plateaued.
2003 was a long time ago, and technology has come a long way since then. In just a few short months, Microsoft will be dropping support for Windows Server 2003, just like they did last year for Windows XP. Many businesses are still utilizing this server operating system, if yours is one of them, you’ll want to make sure that you upgrade away from it before July 14th, 2015. Otherwise, you’ll be running without security patches or updates.
Imagine this scenario: It’s Friday morning and your accounting department is waking up their computers to get started on payroll. Being that your company isn’t huge, but not tiny either, this typically takes up half a day’s work, meaning everything should easily be processed by close of business.
We all know the impact that data loss can have on your business. Your data is the meat and potatoes of your business. It’s an essential element of what keeps your business running day in and day out. Without your data, you are lost.
One of the biggest IT threats your company faces is not being prepared to efficiently survive an IT outage. Whenever an outage occurs, it can be quite stressful and prevent clear thinking. A business owner can feel overwhelmed with the need to get the company back up and running as quickly as possible, making speed, instead of the quality of repair, their first priority.
OK, so here’s the scenario: A virus infiltrates your office, starting with the computer of one of your employees, someone who either assumes their antivirus software will take care of the issue, or doesn’t even realize there’s a virus at all.
Staff turnover is costly. When you lose the person responsible for managing your technology – or anyone in your company who has the specialized knowledge to assume those IT duties – your entire organization can take a significant hit.